Blockchain engineers are reportedly among the professionals with the highest earnings in the tech industry. Moreover, blockchain engineers earn just as much as top AI developers and higher than their peers in any other field.
On average, blockchain engineers are earning between $150.000 and $175.000 according to CNBC.
The average software engineers earn $135.000 which is quite lower than what their blockchain peers make.
A determining factor may be that major companies have begun to work on projects involving blockchain and now need such professionals. Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft all have their blockchain projects and will pay large sums experts in those areas.
The blockchain sub-role has been added to Hired at the end of 2017, and the job posting for such positions has quadrupled since then. Many of those jobs tend to carry titles like system engineer, solutions architect or backend engineer but increasingly more of them list blockchain as a desired skill.
“Software engineers are in very short supply, but this is even more acute, and that’s why salaries are even higher” commented Mehul Patel, the CEO of the company.
Professionals in the field feel clear manifestations of the high demand. Top professionals are contacted continuously by people offering them job positions at different companies. Dustin Welden, a blockchain engineer, has reportedly described it:
“When my title became ‘principal blockchain engineer,’ it became relentless.
I get interview requests every day on LinkedIn now.”